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Ten Presidents and their Trees

Ten Presidents and their Trees

Ever since Thomas Jefferson occupied the White House, presidents have planted trees to honor events big and small or simply to add to the storied gardens at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We'll introduce you to ten of these commemorative trees and the presidents who planted them.
How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you'd rather not find these pesky rodents.
How to Repot a Cactus

How to Repot a Cactus

Repotting a cactus can seem like a daunting task. But with a few precautions to protect you, and your cactus, it’s just as easy as repotting any other container plant.
Prevent Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs

Prevent Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs

Winter's ice, snow, low temperatures and frozen ground can do damage to even your hardiest plants. Arm yourself with information on how to protect your plants through winter’s worst weather.
Landscape Trends for 2020

Landscape Trends for 2020

This year’s best trends in plants, color schemes and landscape décor that you’ll want to try!
Make Your Own Decorative Garlands to Feed Winter Birds

Make Your Own Decorative Garlands to Feed Winter Birds

By midwinter, cold and snow cover will make it difficult for your backyard birds to find the nutrition they need. With these easy bird feeder garlands you can supplement the birds' winter diet as well as brighten your winter views!
Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

The long winter and the excesses of the holidays can leave your skin dry and in need of rejuvenation. This easy-to-make lavender sugar scrub can be made in ten minutes with inexpensive ingredients from your pantry, but don't be fooled. It will leave you as refreshed and glowing as the most exclusive spa skin care products.
Keep Your European Tree® Looking Good

Keep Your European Tree® Looking Good

European trees have become a charming holiday tradition, especially for small spaces such as apartments and offices. They bring long-lasting beauty as an indoor plant and can be placed outdoors in the spring. We’ve got a quick list of hints and essential care tips to keep your miniature holiday tree healthy and beautiful through Christmas and beyond.
Do You Know Mistletoe?

Do You Know Mistletoe?

A plant parasite, a source of ancient myths and legends, or a magical charm…the history of mistletoe is a fascinating tale that spans the centuries.
Secrets to Growing Citrus in Pots

Secrets to Growing Citrus in Pots

Follow this beginner’s guide to grow and harvest your own lemons, limes or mandarins.
Keep a Poinsettia Looking Good Longer

Keep a Poinsettia Looking Good Longer

Keep your poinsettia looking beautiful for as long as possible with these tips.
Grow an Avocado Plant from a Pit

Grow an Avocado Plant from a Pit

Stop throwing out those avocado pits! With nothing more than water, sunlight, and patience, you can turn the seeds into lush houseplants with this crazy-easy DIY project.
7 Houseplants That Look Great on a Shelf

7 Houseplants That Look Great on a Shelf

While all houseplants bring the relaxed feeling of the outdoors, indoors, some are particularly well-suited for displaying on a shelf, where their naturally trailing foliage can grow free. Here are seven of our favorites.
How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

You’ll warm up quickly to these easy-to-make fire starters. They’re the perfect way to jump-start a cozy hearth or camp fire.
All About Growing Perennial Plants

All About Growing Perennial Plants

The information you need to know to grow perennial garden plants. We’ve collected some of our best tips for growing perennials in pots and in your garden, including a list of popular plants and how to care for them.
Beyond Conifers: 10 Evergreens You Should Try

Beyond Conifers: 10 Evergreens You Should Try

Evergreen trees aren't your only option if you want some outside color in your garden or landscape during the cold months. Here are ten evergreen plants that can also provide a splash of green onto the bare whites of winter.
7 Houseplants for Hanging Planters

7 Houseplants for Hanging Planters

Displaying houseplants in hanging planters allows you to add greenery to higher spaces and drama to your indoor garden displays. This article discusses seven houseplants especially suited to hanging.
How to Force Paperwhites for Winter Blooms

How to Force Paperwhites for Winter Blooms

Paperwhites are easy to force into bloom, allowing you to have fresh flowers inside when the ground is frozen and barren outside. This article takes you step-by-step through the process of growing paperwhites in the winter months.
How to Plant a Shrub

How to Plant a Shrub

Learn how to plant a shrub with these illustrated steps.
Heat and Drought Tolerant Annuals

Heat and Drought Tolerant Annuals

If you have hot, dry conditions that doesn’t mean you can’t grow beautiful and colorful plants. Take a look at these twenty annual plants that won’t wither when the temperature starts to rise, or the rains run low.
Top 12 Small Trees & Shrubs to Attract Butterflies & Birds

Top 12 Small Trees & Shrubs to Attract Butterflies & Birds

Use a variety of plants and flowers to bring color and interest to your garden or containers, while also attracting some of mother nature's pollinators.
Propagating Succulents

Propagating Succulents

You can easily propagate your succulents, saving money and allowing you to create more of your favorite plant. This article shows you how, focusing on echeveria, hens and chicks, and aloe.
Digging and Storing Dahlia Tubers

Digging and Storing Dahlia Tubers

Dahlias are the showy superstars of the summer flower garden. By following a few simple steps, you can store the tubers of these plants over the winter to enjoy the flowers again next summer.
Introduction to Growing Cabbage

Introduction to Growing Cabbage

Cabbage is a time-tested favorite of the vegetable garden. Here's all you need to know to start growing your own.
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